Independent Councillor John Paul O’ Shea this week welcomed the decision by Cork County Council to purchase additional land in the village of Glantane to extend its local cemetery.
The lands which are adjacent to the existing cemetery will create almost 500 additional plots for the people of the area. Prior to the purchase of additional lands, Cllr. O’ Shea in consultation with the local community duly raised their anxiety and valid concerns that if action wasn’t taken to purchase additional lands, the cemetery could reach full capacity in the coming months.
Commenting on the announcement, Cllr. O’ Shea said “This is a very welcomed development for the village of Glantane and I am delighted Cork County Council was in the position to pursue this extension in such difficult economic circumstances. Glantane cemetery caters for a large catchment area including the villages of Glantane Lombardstown, Dromahane, Gortroe, Laharn and their surrounding hinterlands. I also want to acknowledge the co-operation of local landowners who were very helpful to Cork County Council throughout this process. Today’s announcement ensures the people who would like to avail of Glantane cemetery as their final resting place are now assured that this is now possible”.